CIO Influence
CIO Influence News Cloud IT and DevOps

SmartX Introduces SKS 1.0 for Rapid Deployment of Production-Ready Kubernetes Clusters

SmartX Introduces SKS 1.0 for Rapid Deployment of Production-Ready Kubernetes Clusters

SmartX releases SKS 1.0, to help I&O teams easily deploy and manage production-ready Kubernetes clusters. SKS preloads commonly-used Kubernetes addons and integrates industry-leading SmartX hyper-converged product components (including virtualization, distributed storage, networking and security, etc.), to build a complete enterprise cloud infrastructure that can support both virtualized and containerized applications.

With Kubernetes deployments rapidly increasing in the enterprise, I&O teams are gradually involved in building and maintaining them. This requires mastering new technology stacks, selecting appropriate components, and managing potential resource silos. To address these challenges, SmartX has released SKS 1.0, a one-stop solution for building production-ready Kubernetes clusters with necessary resources.

CIO INFLUENCE: HTC Global Services and Azentio Software Confirm Strategic Partnership to Offer Next-Generation Digital BFSI Solutions

Product Features

Easy-to-Use Kubernetes Cluster Lifecycle Management. Clusters are managed through a graphical interface for quick creation, unified storage management, plugin installation, and monitoring.

Production-Ready Storage and Network Pre-Integration with Cluster High Availability. SKS (with SMTX OS) provides stable, high-performance storage for stateful apps, flat interconnection of VMs/containers, unified security policy management, and automated control plane virtual IP configuration for high availability. It also ensures business continuity during upgrades, scale-out/down, and node replacement.

Flexible Choices for Components and Kubernetes Versions. SKS offers standard Kubernetes with user-selected open-source components, integrating proven CNCF ecosystem components like MetalLB, Contour, Prometheus, and supporting different Kubernetes versions in workload clusters with no vendor lock-in.

CIO INFLUENCE: Exascend Launches Industrial-Grade SD and MicroSD Cards to Meet Growing IoT Edge Storage Demand

Use Cases

Quickly Create and Manage Kubernetes Clusters Based on VM.  In the HCI cluster with SmartX Native Hypervisor ELF, create a Kubernetes cluster with VMs as nodes and use it as a Kubeconfig file. Automate and standardize full lifecycle management of Kubernetes clusters, including rapid cluster scaling, node replacement, and upgrade/rollback.

Support Virtualized and Containerized Apps on Existing Hardware ResourcesManage multiple VMs and Kubernetes clusters in a unified management platform, share and logically isolate resources using HCI virtualization, and reclaim resources promptly to improve resource utilization.

Provide Kubernetes Clusters for Multi-Tenants. Multiple Kubernetes clusters of varying sizes, versions, configurations, and purposes can be created and maintained in the same resource pool, with isolated resources and networks that do not interfere with one another.

CIO INFLUENCE: CSI Adds IT Governance to Advisory Services Offering as Cybersecurity, Regulatory Landscapes Grow in Complexity

[To share your insights with us, please write to sghosh@martechseries.com]

Related posts

SmartCow Obtains Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 Certification

PR Newswire

MediaTek Launches First mmWave Chipset for Seamless 5G Smartphone Connectivity

Powering a New Sustainable Electric World Schneider Electric deliberates on forging Partnerships of the Future

CIO Influence News Desk